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Undergraduate
(in-state)
$20,307
($3,105)
Graduate
(in-state)
$22,454
($10,326)
Books & Supplies $1,286
On-Campus Living Costs $16,788
Off-Campus Living Costs $19,815

Average Costs of Attendance at California Colleges

For academic year 2020-2021, the average costs of attendance (COA) is $38,381 when a student lives on campus and $41,408 when living off campus (based on out-of-state rates). The average undergraduate tuition & fees is $3,105 for California residents and $20,307 for others. The average graduate school tuition & fees is $10,326 for California residents and $22,454 for out of state students. The living costs besides the tuition & fees are reported as $16,788 when a student lives on campus and $19,815 when living off campus in average.
2020-2021 Average Cost of Attendance
California Colleges
Living On CampusLiving Off Campus
Total$21,180 (In-State)
$38,381 (Out-of-State)
$24,206 (In-State)
$41,408 (Out-of-State)
Tuition & Fees$3,105 (In-State)
$20,307 (Out-of-State)
$3,105 (In-State)
$20,307 (Out-of-State)
Books & Supplies$1,286$1,286
Living Costs$16,788$19,815
[Chart] Average Costs of Attendance - California Colleges

Undergraduate Tuition & Fees

For academic year 2020-2021, the average undergraduate tuition & fees of California colleges and universities is $3,105 for in-state students and $20,307 for out-of-state students. The undergraduate tuition rates are increased by 3.64% compared to the previous year.
2020-2021 Average Undergraduate Tuition & Fees
California Colleges and Universities
2018201920202021
In-State$3,081$3,100 $3,106$3,105
Out-Of-State$19,033$19,451 $19,593$20,307
[Chart] Undergraduate Tuition & Fees - California Colleges

Graduate Tuition & Fees

For academic year 2020-2021, the average graduate tuition & fees of California colleges and universities is $10,326 for in-state students and $22,454 for out-of-state students. The graduate tuition rates are increased by 3.33% compared to the previous year.
2020-2021 Average Graduate Tuition & Fees
California Colleges and Universities
2018201920202021
In-State$11,121$11,212 $11,279$10,326
Out-Of-State$21,782$21,661 $21,730$22,454
[Chart] Graduate Tuition & Fees - California Colleges

Books & Supplies Costs

For academic year 2020-2021, the average books & supplies costs of California colleges and universities is $1,286. The books & supplies costs are decreased by -25.33% compared to the previous year.
2020-2021 Average Books & Supplies Costs
California Colleges and Universities
2018201920202021
Books & Supplies$1,640$1,674 $1,723$1,286
[Chart] Books & Supplies Costs - California Colleges

Average Living Costs

For academic year 2020-2021, the average living costs of California colleges and universities is $16,788 when a student lives on campus and $19,815 when living off campus. It includes the costs of room, board, and other expenses. The on-campus living costs are increased by 0.60% compared to the previous year. The off-campus living costs are increased by 4.94% compared to the previous year.
2020-2021 Average Living Costs
California Colleges and Universities
2018201920202021
On-Campus$15,739$16,002 $16,689$16,788
Off-Campus$16,814$17,403 $18,881$19,815
[Chart] Living Costs - California Colleges